Course Schedule

Summer 2019 courses will be held at the Free Library of Philadelphia (2–7 June); the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the University of Pennsylvania (2–7 June and 23–28 June); the Lilly Library at Indiana University Bloomington (9–14 June); the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University (9–14 June); the Grolier Club (23–28 June); the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (23–28 June); the Harvard-Yenching Library at Harvard University (28 July–2 August); and at the University of Virginia (June–August).

N.B. Please note that RBS course dates include the Sunday preceding each five-day course. Students should make their travel plans to enable their attendance at the Sunday evening registration.

Applications for summer 2019 courses are now being accepted. To be considered in the first round of admissions decisions, please submit your application(s) by 18 February. After that date, we will continue to accept applications for courses until they have reached enrollment capacity; if the red “Apply Now” button is present on a Course Description page, we are still accepting applications for that course. If you would like information about current course availability, please email See the Course Application page for details of the application process. For information on this year’s tuition, as well as other related costs, please visit the Program Costs page. For general information about RBS, consult the Frequently Asked Questions page.

A PDF version of the 2019 summer course schedule is available for download here. For course schedules from previous years, see the drop-down menu at the bottom of this page.

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